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The year I worked at SFGAm the lift motor for Batman the Ride blew during Fright Fest, and they had a spare motor for it, so they just swapped the bad one out with the spare. I can't remember what day it actually broke, but I know it was out of service only 1 operating day, so they do have spares for at least some coasters. I would think El Toro will be down only a week tops if they keep a spare. I know BTR is a chain lift and El Toro is a cable, but assuming the gears are fine I doubt El Toro's motor is any more complicated.

 

Keep in mind that BTR's lift motor is by no means easy to change, as it is mounted out top of the track, and squeezed in between the top of the track and the ceiling of the station.

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Yes El Toro is still down for the count.

I'm going to probably start a new sort of daily thing that ill do to give brief updates on the park!

 

Ryan's Semi-Daily Diaries

I went to the park yesterday, Saturday, and I picked up a Gold Flash Pass. It was quite crowded and I was only at the park for a few hours, so I was only able to ride 5 rides.

Dark Knight x1

Nitro x2

Skull Mountain x1

Kingda Ka x1

 

I had a nice day considering that I was only there for 3 hours, but on a crowded day, in my opinion, that is quite a good selection of rides conquered.

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Ryan's Semi-Daily Diaries.

 

I went to the park today for a few hours, the crowds were kind of heavy for a Monday.

Skyscreamer had about a 40-45 minute wait all day long or at least until 4.

The Ferris Wheel's line started at about 5 minutes, but by the time I left it had become a 20 minute wait. One thing that I noticed about the Skyscreamer queue line that I had never really seen, was that ever so often people would jump into the Flash Pass line and then meet up attempt to meet up with family or just to simply get on the ride quicker.

I noticed Batman The Ride had about an hour or so line and Dark Knight seemed to have a 25 minute line.

Rolling Thunder had a 25 minute line around 12:15.

Safari had a long 2 hours and 30 minute wait, and then died down a little as the day went on.

Also something that shocked me today, was how Skull Mountain had a 30 minute wait within a half an hour of opening! Thats very rare!

Also, unfortunate news, El Toro is still closed.

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I was there from 5 to 10 and I also thought it was very crowded. Kingda Ka had the switchbacks full and part of the overflow queue was full too. The person at the entrance said it was a 2 hour wait but I don't think it was that bad because the person at Nitro said it was 90 minutes and took only 35 minutes. Even Rolling Thunder had a line almost to the entrance but no switchbacks were being used. In the 5 hours I managed to ride Nitro twice, The Dark Knight, Tango, Bizarro, Skyway, Skull Mountain and The Log Flume once each and Rolling Thunder 3 times (I waited until 9:20 when it was a 2 train wait and then a walk on) and Runaway Mine Train twice.

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Usually the employees aren't very reliable and neither are those signs in the queues. (Nitro's signs are almost double the actual wait time!) So I pretty much just get in line, and if it's moving then I'm content.

 

If they really tell the employees to lie to the general public, that's soooo shady.

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Usually the employees aren't very reliable and neither are those signs in the queues. (

 

They are "permanent" signs and may not account for the number of trains running at that time. If I remember correctly the posted signs are worst case scenario so if all trains are running the wait times will be less.

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Went on 8/21 as part of my brief NYC vacations. Rather than a full report, here are my thoughts (not in chronological order):

 

-BtR: First Batman, and jesus christ was it something. Didn't black out, but it was still astoundingly forceful and never let up for a moment.

-Nitro: Decidedly inferior to SFNE Bizarro, but still a strong ride in its own right.

-Green Lantern: Surprisingly good and quite forceful. Better than people give it credit for.

-Superman: Pretzel loop wrecked me. Everything else was okay.

-Kingda Ka (pahk my cah, khed): Launch floored me and the air was fairly decent. Rattle wasn't too bad due to my being tall enough to escape headbanging.

-Bizarro: Decent overall, surprisingly intense second half and a fairly odd zero-g roll.

-Runaway Mine Train: Reasonably fun, but goddamn rough.

-Skull Mountain: Serviceable time-killer.

-The Dark Knight: Meh.

-Rolling Thunder: OW. Should NOT have been stupid enough to ride it.

 

El Toro was down, which blew; other than that, the few flats that still exist were decent enough, and the tostadas (those aren't chalupas, khed) that I had at La Cocina were surprisingly tasty. Also, I saw three fights break out over the course of the day, all due to linecutters. Two were standard wannabe tough guy posturing fests, but one actually did turn physical after someone stuck their foot out and tripped the linecutter. The day was ended with a six-pack of Yuengling and a bunch of Robot Chicken, Squidbillies, and Aqua Teen at the hotel that I was staying at (sure, it was in East Orange, but it was dirt cheap and I've walked around in the hood enough to know how to not look like a scared white kid).

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Anyone know what might be coming in 2014. Also, is going there worth the long trip from Massachusetts?

 

 

I've never been there, but judging from what I have read, and pictures, it would definitely be worth the long trip, and I would be coming from Missouri!

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If this is true, it sounds like the drop tower rumor may be true since it's probably designed to blend with Kingda Ka (I'm sure we all thought of this already, it's not like I just made an amazing discovery).

 

If that's what they're doing, then I wonder how we're going to get to it. I know the Rolling Thunder rumor has been popular lately but I don't see it, mainly because I don't see this ride being marketable if they move it anywhere and I don't see why they'd bother demolishing it because it's still mildly popular.

 

The same can really be said for Bizarro. Not only is it a really long walk from kingda Ka, but I see no point in removing this coaster (though I think it's more plausible than removing Rolling Thunder).

 

Maybe they can use part of the now-closed Golden Kingdom path or Safari Discoveries area?

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The same can really be said for Bizarro. Not only is it a really long walk from kingda Ka, but I see no point in removing this coaster (though I think it's more plausible than removing Rolling Thunder).

 

Bizarro is not going anywhere. The park has confirmed this multiple times.

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Bizarro is probably going to stay put, as it's still popular enough to justify keeping it where it is. Rolling Thunder was a walk-on, and it's an uninteresting, forceless, hideously rough waste of space that no one likes. Hell, it doesn't even have the "baby's first big-ish coaster" reason for existing, as there's still RMT.

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If this is true, it sounds like the drop tower rumor may be true since it's probably designed to blend with Kingda Ka (I'm sure we all thought of this already, it's not like I just made an amazing discovery).

 

If that's what they're doing, then I wonder how we're going to get to it.

 

There is plenty of room between Kingda Ka and Rolling Thunder for a walking path.

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Bizarro is probably going to stay put, as it's still popular enough to justify keeping it where it is. Rolling Thunder was a walk-on, and it's an uninteresting, forceless, hideously rough waste of space that no one likes. Hell, it doesn't even have the "baby's first big-ish coaster" reason for existing, as there's still RMT.

 

 

Hey now, speak for yourself only. I actually like Rolling Thunder. To each their own that is what I say. I like classic old white rough wooden coasters. I would rather them get rid of Green Lantern or Superman than Rolling Thunder. I think both are boring coasters. But that is my opinion and a lot of people do not agree with me.

 

If they do get the drop tower on the side of Kingda Ka I sure hope they are ready for all the issues with wind like in Magic Mountain. From my experience that goes down a lot due to high winds. I could be wrong so I apologize if I am.

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